Ronald E. ‘Sarge’ Gott

Posted Sept. 20, 2012, at 8:33 p.m.

BASS HARBOR – Ronald E. “Sarge” Gott, 76, died Sept. 20, 2012, at Maine Veterans Home, Bangor. He was born Oct. 25, 1935, in Bernard, the son of Ronald W. and Ava B. (Rummill) Gott.

Sarge was a 1954 graduate of Pemetic High School. He was a technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force and retired after 20 years of service. Sarge was a member of Tremont No. 77 and Scottish Rite Bodies, Anah Temple Shrine, Hancock County Shrine Club, and a combined 50-year member of the U.S. Air Force and Tremont fire departments. Sarge and his sister, Hazel Lunt, owned and operated Gott’s Store, Southwest Harbor, for 24 years. He enjoyed visiting with customers, friends and family at “The Store.” He also enjoyed hunting, listening to the scanner, and especially enjoyed his trips with his wife to Nashville, Tenn., Branson, Mo., and Tampa, Fla. He loved watching high school basketball and Boston Red Sox

games.

Sarge is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Barbara Ann (Orcutt) Gott of Bass Harbor; son, Ronald Gott Jr. and his wife, Lanan, of Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Deborah Gott of Southwest Harbor and Catherine Gott of Manchester, N.H.; grandchildren, Darcy, Jordan, Adam, Andrew, Cameron and Katelyn; brother, Stanley Gott and his wife, Sandra, of Southwest Harbor; sisters, Hazel Lunt and her husband, Carroll, of Bass Harbor and Barbara Pettegrow and her husband, Wyman, of Southwest Harbor; sister-in-law, Sylvia Gott of Seal Cove; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Douglas, in 2011.

Friends may visit with the family 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. A graveside service with full military honors will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Mount Height Cemetery, Southwest Harbor. Contributions in Sarge’s memory may be made to Island Connections, 15 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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